Sunday 20 May 2012

David Price... Britain's Biggest Hope?

Promoter Frank Maloney knows he is on something special.
On Saturday night (May 19th) Liverpudlian heavyweight David Price retained his undefeated record and became the new British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion after pulling off a fantastic knock out victory against Sam Sexton.

Price, now 13-0, dominated the first two rounds but didn't really land any hard and powerful shots, but in the dying seconds of the third he through a right hand that clipped the top of Sexton's head and knocked him down. Sexton rose to his feet, the bell rang and he looked as though he had recovered. But, in the fourth round, Price proved yet again that there is nobody who can handle his power. He backed Sexton into the ropes and unleashed his monstrous straight power punches which caused his much shorter and lighter opponent to go down again. And then, at the end of the fourth, we saw one of the most devastating knockouts in recent years. Price threw his trademark right hand and caught Sexton clean on the chin. Sexton toppled backwards and crashed down towards the canvas. It was clear that there was no way in hell that he would be able to continue and the referee stopped the fight before the count had even started.

So, after another dominant and perfect performance... Where does David Price go from here. Many people believe that he is the heir to the Klitschko throne but I think it would be foolish if he rushed his career and decide to step into the ring with a Klitschko in the next year or so. First, he needs to beat one of the best in Britain and then one of the best in Europe. Domestic rival Tyson Fury is almost completely out of the picture so the winner of David Haye Vs Dereck Chisora would be a fantastic test for David Price. If he was to beat either of these, he could go on to face the likes of Robert Helenius or Alexander Povetkin, who are both great names to have on your record.

No matter, who he fights next, there is one thing we do know... Heavyweight giant David Price is a very special fighter that has a bright future ahead of him. And, just to add to the hype... If I was to chose one man that I think is going to end the Klitschko's reign it would 'Pricey'.

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